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  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    Today, 10:38 AM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    I will try again a few times today using y'all suggestions. will update later with results.
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  • Bogertophis's Avatar
    Today, 08:29 AM
    Bogertophis replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    And make sure it's sitting level- maybe a corner pad underneath has come off, etc.
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  • rlditmars's Avatar
    Today, 07:42 AM
    rlditmars replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    You may also try changing the batteries in your scale if you haven't in a while.
    28 replies | 3364 view(s)
  • Malum Argenteum's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:41 PM
    Malum Argenteum replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    Some scales don't like off-center loads. Bag or cup the snake securely before weighing, and make sure it is centered.
    28 replies | 3364 view(s)
  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:32 PM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    so i think i need a new scale. weighed him 3 times today. 132g 172g 158g all 3 times he was pretty still and in a semi coil, so it wasn’t...
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  • colin-java's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    Thanks, I'll just wait and see if eggs come, but she's eating at least which is good I suppose.
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  • Lord Sorril's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:45 AM
    Looks like follicles to me, but, that is purely a visual guess.
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  • Lord Sorril's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:33 AM
    Lord Sorril replied to a thread Snakes and Stones in BP Pictures
    So, it did not take long for someone to debate my claim that Photo #346 is a Hypo...so for reference: 1. Sheds clear/Patternless 2. Parental...
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  • Lord Sorril's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:10 AM
    Lord Sorril replied to a thread Snakes and Stones in BP Pictures
    Photo #346 A chunk of snowflake obsidian with a Hypomelanistic BP (+Het VPI Axanthic). Fun fact: The 'snowflakes' are called spherulites and are...
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  • Gio's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 11:49 PM
    I was hoping JM would chime in. I wasnt able to find the best link to his previous posts. He has, IMO, some of the best juvenile snake...
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  • jmcrook's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 11:03 PM
    That’s about what I start all my baby carpet pythons in. Give or take a 12-15qt tub in a rack. I presently start mine in a RBI 11qt tub in RBI racks...
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  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 08:11 PM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    I'm going to weigh him again in a day or so (letting him finish digesting first) to confirm his weight since he went 3 weeks without a meal. From...
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  • Gobuchul's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 05:22 PM
    I had not yet considered the quarantine setup. Would a 12x9.5x6 inch bin be suitable for that?
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  • rlditmars's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 05:07 PM
    rlditmars replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    At Big Cheese Rodent Factory they show the average size of rat pups is between 19 and 29 grams. They would be perfect for a 200 gram snake and they...
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  • Gio's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 02:45 PM
    I should preface this by making it clear that all of the snakes started in quarantine setups before "starting out" in the larger cages. I...
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  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 01:30 PM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    the "adult" mice I've found have been similarly sized to the "fuzzy" rats I've found. how much larger is a "pup" compared to a fuzzy? note:...
    28 replies | 3364 view(s)
  • rlditmars's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 09:36 AM
    rlditmars replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    In reading through the thread, you say you have fed adult mice. That being the case, your guy should be able to take pups no problem. If he gets big...
    28 replies | 3364 view(s)
  • Pilch's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 08:56 AM
    Pilch replied to a thread Eating behavior changed in BP Husbandry
    Yep prefer to eat in funny :). The last couple of days hes been a little skittish and tense when I open the door to his tank. Im chalking that...
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  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 08:26 AM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    that is an option I considered. but my snake is still young and growing. I haven't had him long enough to gauge his growth rate and wondering if...
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  • Homebody's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 07:27 AM
    As long as you have enough clutter, I would think you can start a Bredli in a 4x2x2. They are not typically shy. You could even put a plastic bin...
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  • Gobuchul's Avatar
    06-19-2024, 12:47 AM
    I plan to eventually get a Bredli, and I'm trying to optimize my plan for minimal enclosure obsolescence. For my ball python this means using a cheap...
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  • Malum Argenteum's Avatar
    06-18-2024, 11:02 PM
    Malum Argenteum replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    Having frozen rats shipped can be a good option. If you're feeding one a week, that's 25 to last 6 months. That many is $63.75 shipped from Big...
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  • Bogertophis's Avatar
    06-18-2024, 10:16 PM
    Bogertophis replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    I'd have killed the mouse prior to offering it...just saying. When you can't buy f/t, it's up to us.
    28 replies | 3364 view(s)
  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    06-18-2024, 10:07 PM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    the guy i normally get them from, his freezer crapped out, so he has no frozen available at all. so i first went to petsmart. the smallest Frozen...
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  • Bogertophis's Avatar
    06-18-2024, 02:37 PM
    Bogertophis replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    It could. Live prey triggers their instincts with a lot more scent than f/t prey has. It's generally best to avoid offering any live prey when what...
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  • Nutriaitch's Avatar
    06-18-2024, 01:41 PM
    Nutriaitch replied to a thread Changing Prey in General BP's
    so due to being unable to acquire Frozen rats (of the proper size) for going on 3 weeks now, I was basically forced into feeding him a live mouse...
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  • Bogertophis's Avatar
    06-17-2024, 08:28 AM
    So now you know, ball pythons do not like to go "out to dinner"- they much prefer to "eat in". :rofl: It really does stress them out. They like to...
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  • Pilch's Avatar
    06-16-2024, 10:16 PM
    Pilch replied to a thread Eating behavior changed in BP Husbandry
    UPDATE: Fed Angel in the tank for the first time tonight, and it went perfect! What was taking him over an hour to complete the last few feedings in...
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